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A chorus line : related news coverage, [videorecording]

Title
A chorus line : related news coverage, April 17 to 27, 1990 [videorecording]
Publication
New York, 1990.

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Description
1 videocassette (54 min.) : sd., col. NTSC; 3/4 in. (U-matic)
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Series Statement
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Interviews.
  • Television.
Note
  • Dubbed compilation of segments taped off air.
  • No credits on tape; title supplied by cataloger.
  • This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
  • Segment one: CBS news nightwatch, aired Channel 2, April 17, 1990, 2:00 a.m. Feature on the April 28, 1990 closing of A chorus line. Interviews with original cast member Donna McKechnie (Cassie) and current cast member Jack Noseworthy (Mark) about their experiences with the show. Discussion of the integration of acting, dancing, and singing required of the performers. Mention of the influence actress Marsha Mason had on the shaping of the character of Cassie. Performance footage, with the number Sing! shown almost in its entirety.
  • Segment two: Good day New York, aired Channel 5, April 26, 1990, 7:00 a.m. Part one of a two-part story on the closing of A chorus line. (Part two included in segment six.) Brief excerpts from interviews with final cast members Sachi Shimizu (Connie), Gordon Owens (Richie), Diana Kavilis (Val), and Michael Gruber (Mike). Montage of performance footage. Scenes of cast warming up backstage.
  • Segment three: Good morning America, aired Channel 2, April 26, 1990, 7:00 a.m. Feature on the closing of A chorus line. Interview with producer Joseph Papp, original cast member Donna McKechnie, and current cast member Ron Kurowski (Bobby). Papp discusses the impact of the show on Broadway theater, how A chorus line supported the New York Shakespeare Festival, and how the character of Cassie changed during the inception of the show. Interview footage of director/choreographer Michael Bennett. Brief performance footage, particularly of the record breaking 3,389th performance.
  • Segment four: NBC nightly news, aired Channel 4, April 26, 1990, 6:30 p.m. Report on the closing of A chorus line. Brief excerpts from interviews with original cast members Donna McKechnie and Priscilla Lopez (Diana). Brief performance footage, including original cast members Kelly Bishop (Sheila), Donna McKechnie, and Priscilla Lopez. Brief footage of Michael Bennett rehearsing dancers.
  • Segment five: Entertainment tonight, aired Channel 7, April 26, 1990, 7:30 p.m. Report on the closing of A chorus line. Brief excerpts from interviews with composer Marvin Hamlisch, original cast member Donna McKechnie, and current cast member Laurie Gamache (Cassie). Brief footage of Michael Bennett rehearsing dancers, including Donna McKechnie. Brief performance footage.
  • Segment six: Good day New York, aired Channel 5, April 27, 1990, 7:00 a.m. Part two of a two-part story on the closing of A chorus line. (Part one included in segment two.) Interview with original cast members Baayork Lee (Connie) and Thommie Walsh (Bobby) about their book On the line : the creation of A chorus line (which they wrote with Robert Viagas) and about Michael Bennett. Footage from the 1985 movie version of A chorus line.
  • Segment seven: CBS this morning, aired Channel 2, April 27, 1990, 7:00 a.m. Feature on the closing of A Chorus Line. Interview with original cast member Donna McKechnie. Brief performance footage; the number One (Reprise) is performed almost in its entirety during the credits.
Call Number
NCOX 5196
Title
A chorus line : related news coverage, April 17 to 27, 1990 [videorecording]
Imprint
New York, 1990.
Series
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection
Summary
Compilation of news coverage related to the Broadway musical A chorus line; particularly the final performance on April 28, 1990. Seven segments from New York City, aired between April 17 and 27, 1990.
Added Author
Bishop, Kelly, interviewee.
Bishop, Kelly, performer.
Gamache, Laurie, interviewee.
Gamache, Laurie, performer.
Gruber, Michael, 1964 November 1- interviewee.
Hamlisch, Marvin, interviewee.
Hamlisch, Marvin. Chorus line.
Kavilis, Diana, interviewee.
Kurowski, Ron, interviewee.
Lee, Baayork, interviewee.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- interviewee.
Lopez, Priscilla, 1948- performer.
Mason, Marsha.
McKechnie, Donna, interviewee.
McKechnie, Donna, performer.
Noseworthy, Jack, 1969- interviewee.
Owens, Gordon, interviewee.
Papp, Joseph, interviewee.
Shimizu, Sachi, interviewee.
Walsh, Thommie, interviewee.
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
Added Title
Gift of the Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival.
Research Call Number
NCOX 5196
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